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Cynthia Vidal is an artist originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  She now resides in Tucson, Arizona.  She has studied in such places as Bimini (Bahamas), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Aspen (Colorado), Santa Barbara (California), and Scottsdale (Arizona). 

She is a self taught artist, who has been particulary influenced by her travels. After moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1975, she became interested in the Native American heritage.  She began drawing portaits of elder natives and eventually found the joy of acrylics and learned how these vibrant colors could enhance her work.  From then on she began to teach herself how to paint.  Working with color encouraged her on to new horizons, such as, landscapes, abstracts, visions, flights of the imagination and more.  In more recent years, Vidal has branched off into the field of culinary arts and is also a muralist. As of January 1, 2009, Vidal has changed her medium to oils.

After permanently moving to Prescott, she has volunteered at the Prescott Fine Arts Association Gallery, as curator for the "A Walk on the Wild Side" exhibit ,the "Under Western Skies" exhibit and was the Host Services Coordinator for the Performing Arts Theatre, opening night gala's.  She was also a member of the Visual Arts Committee.

Vidal's home/studio, Vision de Vidal, was featured in the 2008 Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council, 4th Annual "Fall Festival"; as well as, the 2009 and 2010 PAAHC  "Thumb Butte Festival".

Beginning in November 2011, Cynthia Vidal has opened a business of "Estate Sale Liquidation".  At the present time she deals in both antiques and art.

 

Miguel Vidal, acclaimed ornamental ironworker, had been working with iron for over thirty five years and was the sole proprietor of "Mike's Ornamental Iron and General Welding" in the town of Gilbert, Arizona.
Miguel Vidal was an Arizona native and grew up in nearby Chandler.  He graduated from Chandler High School. In the year of 1962, he enlisted in the United States Army.  Stationed in Vietnam, Vidal served as an air traffic controller. 
When he returned home he attended Arizona State University and studied to be an Industrial Arts teacher.  In 1972, Mr. Vidal completed his studies and found the job market to be saturated with teachers, which at the same time, not receiving measurable compensation for their hard work. 
With this in mind, Miguel Vidal decided to open his own business in the town of Gilbert, that being, "Mike's Ornamental Iron and General Welding". Over the years, Mr. Vidal watched the town of Gilbert grow, to the extreme point of when the town finally offered to purchase his property with new growth in mind. 
There are now new businesses located at his site.  His shop was located at Vaughn and Gilbert roads under the "Landmark" signature water tower.
To this day, it seems that everywhere you look, you will see a piece of Miguel Vidal, from the Gilbert Museum to the "Street of Dreams" dream homes, seen years ago at the Islands.
Mr. Vidal and his wife, Cynthia Vidal, lived in Prescott, Arizona.  After Miguel's passing on December 24, 2013, Cynthia continues to create new projects, as well as, an array of art for others to enjoy. Miguel Vidal was known for his decorative designs and fine ironworks of metal.

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Mike's Ornamental Iron and General Welding (1972 - 2001)